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    As far as I can tell the only apps you’re allowed to put in the app store are ones that should have just been a web page.

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      I have:

      • Logic Pro (DAW)
      • Affinity Photo (photo editor)
      • Affinity Designer (vector editor)
      • AdGuard for Safari (advert blocking plugin)
      • Duck Duck Go Privacy Essentials (privacy plugin for Safari)
      • SomaFM Radio player
      • All the Microsoft Office apps

      Plus lots more that could have web versions (and some do) … but the native apps are proper native apps.

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        Along with some of the above, I have:

        • WiFi Explorer (wifi scanner)
        • DaisyDisk (disk space visualiser)
        • Kaleidoscope (diff tool)
        • BBEdit (text editor)
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          I don’t have any of those. But I have Clocker. It’s just a menu-bar widget but I manage a distributed team and it’s really useful!

          BTW, what do you think of DaisyDisk? Was thinking about getting it recently, but then I found that About this Mac -> Storage -> Manage -> Reduce Clutter did what I needed.

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            I have bought DaisyDisk a few years ago, frustrated by the average state of Diskinventory X http://www.derlien.com/. I still use from time to time to find where I’m wasting large chunks of disk. The overall UX is pretty cool.

            I never really used Reduce Clutter. My main disk usage is often multiple large Git repositories with their binaries.

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          Further complicating this, the leading competitor to Office is just a web app. There are fewer competitors to editing audio and photos that are web apps, but it can be done.

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          I don’t think that’s a fair assessment. The App Store requires your apps to be sandboxed but the set of entitlements that you can request is pretty large. As long as you’re using the right APIs, you can have full filesystem access, access to peripherals, and so on.

          The biggest obstacle I see is that Apple takes 30% of the sale price for App Store apps. This buys you two things:

          • Apple handles distribution and taking money.
          • It’s easy to find the app by searching the store.

          I don’t think most Mac users search the store first (I never do, at least), so the the second option is of far less value than on iOS (where the App Store is the only place to install things and so also the first place to look for things to install). If your app is already popular then there’s no marketing advantage to the App Store. If you already have a distribution channel, it probably costs a lot less than 30%.

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          This seems to be a nice way to Install/Uninstall k8s resources but the lack of Upgrade path is perplexing. Most tools manipulating the Kubernetes YAML usually do that exactly for this specific use case, including the dreaded diff feature…

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            Very detailed in-depth write-up!

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              Usual co2 detector alternative seem to be sold for around 100$ these days, so that’s nice to see something using recent tech and relatively cheap component! The next step for me would be to add wifi support to feed this data in my domoticz setup!

              A sweet project!

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                Sensors cost $30-ish on aliexpress. Look for ‘scd30’.

                Of course, that doesn’t include a microcontroller or i2c-usb adapter to get the data into your computer. But these can be had for ~$2 these days.

                I’m at 1000-1500 ppm most of the time, unfortunately. Whenever you see me posting some nonsense, keep that in mind.

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                I’d love a web version of Mutt. Lean as the original, with the support of the browser’s supported file format.